In a new video from the Church, “Finding Your Purpose in Life: Does Faith Matter? – His Grace,” an LDS man shares the story of how he lost and regained his faith.
“I’m not suggesting that I have all the answers or that I have experienced everything someone else has. I’m a firm believer that everyone’s life/spiritual journey is unique and personal, and I’m in no place to tell you what you have or have not experienced. However, I CAN tell you what I have experienced and learned, and I hope it is of use to someone out there.” -Ryan Miller
Rich Millar is featured in the latest “His Grace” video, created by the Mormon Channel. Millar originally posted his experience in a Facebook post titled “How I Lost and Regained My Faith.” Millar, who served a mission prior to falling away from the Church, says that shortly after he created the post he was contacted by the Church and asked to share his story in a video.
In his Facebook post, Millar shares 18 lessons he learned from his experience of leaving and then returning to the LDS faith. I especially like lesson #16:
Lesson #16: “Don’t let what you don’t know, keep you from following what you do know.” Show me the person who has the answer to every question in life. They don’t exist. Why? Because NO ONE knows the answers to some of the questions we have. Not even that really smart professor at that one university, or that really smart person who’s written a lot of books. They don’t know. I don’t know. We don’t know. Nobody knows. And it’s okay. I’ve come to realize there are questions that will likely never be answered in this life. And that’s the way God intended for it to be. I believe there are things not even the living prophet knows the answers to right now. Does he know more than us? Yes. But he’s got to learn and progress like the rest of us….
Don’t allow the fact that you don’t have the answer to every single question that goes through your head, keep you from acting on and following things you do know or have felt. Life requires faith. Every person on the earth must live by faith, period.
Who do you know that you could share this video and the Facebook post with?